The Kaniva Historical Museum has been recently restored and contains and tells the stories of families and the rich farming history that Kaniva is known for. The museum site also features school room, machinery shed and old medical equipment. Of particular interest is the horse trough that was donated by Annis and George Bills. Bills bequeathed approximately 70,000 horse troughs during the depression. This resulted in them being used all over Australia. The Kaniva horse trough includes a small trough for dogs. More history on Kaniva can be foundhere. Open by appointment, Entry by donation. More info contact Bruce & Wendy Meyer, Ph 5392 2680 or 0407 312 096 Address: 111 Commercial St, Kaniva. Family History There are a number of old cemeteries around the area. The Kaniva Cemetery is located 1.6km west of Kaniva on the right hand side of the Western Highway.
The historical society and genealogy group meet on the 1st Thursday, 7.30pm at the Old Kaniva Shire Offices, Baker St, off Commercial St, opposite Kaniva Community Roadhouse. Contact Ross & Fran McDonald, Ph 5392 2693.